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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:46 am UTC

Floor 720 contains a portal that leads everywhere. Literally. If you enter it your mass energy immediately gets distributed over all the atoms in the entire galaxy.

Scientists are working on a way to use this for FTL communication.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:08 am UTC

Portal contains 721 a floor anywhen to.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:36 am UTC

Floor 722 contains a portal to the other end of floor 722.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ThirdParty » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:40 pm UTC

Floor 723 contains:
  • Another portal to the other end of Floor 722.
  • Part of a portal to Floor 720.
  • A portal that might go to Floor 166.
  • A portal that once went to Floor 721.
  • A well-hidden portal to Floor 254.
  • A portal that does not go to Floor 473.
  • Unused portals to Floors 20, 32, 173, and 700.
  • A portal from which one can reach Floor 143, but only if one jumps through at exactly the correct angle.
  • A portal to Floor 716, which can only be used by people who have not used the portal on Floor 718, and the using of which prevents one from using the portal from Floor 716 to Floor 717.
  • A portal to the 30th floor of the Faison Building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (From which one can easily reach Floor 31 of the xkcd Skyscraper.)
  • A portal to the PureGym in Ashton-under-Lyne, England. (From which one can easily reach Floor 562.)
  • A portal to Floor 598. (From which one can easily reach Floor 601.)
  • An airlock containing a portal to the Darwin Mounds off the coast of Scotland. (From which one could attempt to reach Floor 75.)
  • An airlock containing a portal to the airless world containing a scorched crater containing a portal to what used to be Floor 319.
  • A portal to whichever volcano on Earth has most recently stopped erupting. (So far no survivors from the portal on Floor 130 have emerged, but a burn kit has been stored next to the portal just in case.)
  • A portal that goes to Floor 235 but which unfortunately turns users into ghosts and condemns them to haunt Floor 235 for all eternity.
  • An object which is labeled "Portal to Floor 474" but which is actually just a mirror. It's kind of funny when people crash into it by mistake.
Just as a side note, a dozen or so of these portals also go to Floor 327.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:25 pm UTC

Floor 724 contains portals to the sewage outlets of all the toilets in the building. It's slowly filling up and the overflow is a portal to the sprinkler tank.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:46 pm UTC

Floor 725 contains a portal to the antipode of the most recent global hash.

Be careful! It's always 10m above local ground level, and most likely far from civilisation, especially in the polar regions.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Sableagle » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:25 pm UTC

Floor 726 contains three steps, a splash pool and two portals, one to the top and one to the bottom of a huge waterslide. The portals only work on living beings, not on their clothes, and the waterslide is entirely transparent. It's also sealed airtight, which is a good thing as its top is 5km above sea level. The air within it is refreshed by large wooden balls sent down after every tenth rider. One the other side of the floor, there is a semicircular walkway protruding from the building. The waterslide passes between the walkway and the building, allowing people in the queue to watch naked riders zoom past and try to guess whether or not they've already died of fright from being 5km up in an entirely transparent waterslide.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:32 pm UTC

Floor 727 contains a portal gun. That is: a gun with a couple of portals to the vicinity of a black hole as acceleration method. One portal sends the projectile to 1 km above the event horizon, one catches it 999 m lower and sends it out the barrel.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:05 pm UTC

Floor 628 is modelled after an ocean liner. All its windows are large, riveted portholes.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby SirGabriel » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:29 pm UTC

Floor 729 has artificial gravity: things don't fall down in floor 729, they fall northwest. But the architect clearly was not aware of that when he designed the floor. Whenever someone needs a file from the file cabinets in the southeast corner, they have to hire a contestant from America Ninja Warrior to get it, since no one else can climb all the way up there.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:15 pm UTC

Floor 730 is a holy relic.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:58 pm UTC

Floor 731 is an unholy relic.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby eran_rathan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:41 pm UTC

Floor 732 is an accessory testing facility for Aperture Science (which explains all those portals, really). It also houses and extra GLaDOS, who is busily cutting through the floor to seize the unholy relic in the floor below.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ThirdParty » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:00 pm UTC

Floor 733 contains a celebration with lots of delicious cake. Honest! Come see for yourself!

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby SirGabriel » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:04 pm UTC

Floor 734 contains Admiral Ackbar.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby phillip1882 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:22 am UTC

floor 735 contains the biggest number ever conceived, written in standard decimal notation.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:04 am UTC

Floor 736 is the XKCDia Museum of Romance and Language. Due to budget cuts and competition from the physicists elsewhere, they haven't been able to get many exhibits up.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:23 am UTC

Floor 737 contains a Boeing 737.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Sableagle » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:10 pm UTC

Floor 738 contains a huge number of VR headsets, fed from randomly selected cameras around the world.

Unfortunately, nobody foudn a way to make the headsets take feeds exclusively from paired cameras, so the results can be disorienting.

There's also no guarantee the feed to any eye will be SFW, but compared to the effects of seeing the world on different scales, at different angles and from places thousands of kilometres apart that's generally no big deal.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:37 am UTC

Floor 739 contains a time-frozen copy of the universe 2 seconds after the Big Bang.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:27 pm UTC

Floor 740 is Hilbert's Grand Hotel--a recent expansion has given it uncountably many rooms.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ygh » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:45 pm UTC

Floor 741 is made entirely of self-replenishing cheese.
I hear the Swiss is good this time of year.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:49 pm UTC

Floor 742 pines for her lost Lenore.

She is a pine, after all.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ygh » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:24 pm UTC

Floor 743 contains a/many scale model(s) of the Mandelbrot Set.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:36 pm UTC

Floor 744 is carried on the back of a giant turtle.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:06 pm UTC

Floor 745 contains a single tealight.

Visitors are advised to pay their respects by placing a flower nearby.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:39 pm UTC

Floor 746 contains the Supernatual universe.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:40 pm UTC

Floor 747 is a hangar containing an Airbus A340.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby eran_rathan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:47 pm UTC

Floor 748 contains the HQ of the Laundry, desperately preparing for SCENARIO NIGHTMARE GREEN.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ThirdParty » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:53 pm UTC

Floor 749 contains another portal to Floor 327.

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby ygh » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:03 am UTC

Floor 750 is L shaped, and has many pies and cakes with one-quarter of them missing.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:51 am UTC

Floor 751 contains a velodrome that, confusingly, is used for an illicit cockfighting ring.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:00 am UTC

Floor 752 is a copy of the Albert Hall, within which there can often be found serrepticious bouts of cockring tug-of-war...

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:23 am UTC

On floor 753 π is exactly 2.8456842368744558425684155.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Sir_mat » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:59 am UTC

Floor 754 contains a notice that this floor's digital root is 7.

(There are also 9 doors, and a hugly transparent reference to an Escape The Room Visual Novel for the Nintendo DS)

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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:12 am UTC

Floor 755 contains a striptease bar for Xenomorphs.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby thunk » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:20 am UTC

Floor 756 contains Holocene Park.

It's just a ch*rping zoo!
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:26 am UTC

Floor 757 contains a Boeing 757.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Sableagle » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:34 am UTC

Floor 758 contains the missing "r" from floor 746 ...

... and a thriving population of hummingbirds.
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Re: xkcd Skyscraper

Postby Neil_Boekend » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:39 am UTC

Floor 759 is down with the sickness.
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